Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, is a perfect demonstration of the advantages of insulated render. It allowed for the use of a textured finish in white and blue-grey that transformed the tired exterior while meeting the need for both thermal and external upgrades. A blue brick slip over a mineral wool insulation complemented the traditionally laid brickwork to the apartment blocks. Insulated render’s versatility and reliability also made it the ideal material for Telford’s Building Schools for the Future project. Architect Faulkner Browns needed to clad seven schools in an eco-friendly fashion. The bespoke insulated render finishes allowed the contractor to keep to a tight schedule of delivery deadlines – while ensuring individual branding for each school in a wide variety of colours.

Futuristic cladding

Insulated render can create a continuous clean, stylish envelope for buildings with complicated shapes and lines. With insulated render’s self-cleaning and anti-algae properties, architects can design modern, sleek buildings without fear of

Sto solutions help create development

One of the most prestigious residential development projects in the UK has recently been completed using a number of different products from Sto. StoTherm Classic external wall insulation and StoDeco profiles have been used to provide high levels of thermal

insulation and an outstanding external appearance for the 11 new properties which make up the development in St John’s Wood, London, close to the world-famous Abbey Road Recording Studios. Sto solutions were selected for this project as they offered a unique combination of speedy construction and outstanding quality of finish.

01418 928000 Senior brews up a storm for Thwaites

High performance aluminium curtain walling and doors have been used to create an eye-catching facade for the new head office and brewery facility for Thwaites. Senior’s popular SF52 curtain walling has been used to create the attractive entrance to the new facility and

to maximise the flow of natural light into the interior spaces. The sleek aluminium frame of Senior’s SF52 system perfectly complements the attractive building envelope design, which comprises charred vertical timber, zinc cladding and natural stone, and helps to create a sense of symmetry across the front elevation.

With insulated render’s self-cleaning and anti-algae properties, architects can design modern, sleek buildings without fear of early wear and tear

early wear and tear. AEW Architects created an award- winning building for telephone answering firm Moneypenny with the help of insulated render. The smooth, crisp facade wraps in unbroken lines around the exterior of the building, providing a faultless finish thanks to 5,000 m2

of the material.

Insulated render ensures buildings both old and new meet modern thermal requirements, while providing a beautiful, weatherproof and long-lasting finish. It is worth considering for all types of projects, as the design permutations and colours are endless.

Justin Price is sales director at Aliva UK W20 steel windows shine

The retention of a four-storey facade has been one of the main technical challenges for the project team involved in the redevelopment of a former factory located in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter; with a member of the Steel Window Association (SWA), REA

Metal Windows, having supplied and installed a package of custom- built W20 windows to replace the original frames. All the windows, measuring some 3,500mm x 2,500mm, were hot dip galvanised and finished in a RAL 7016 Matt Grey, polyester powder coat. The 4-8-4 double glazing offers a centre pane U-value of 1.2 W/m2 K. Crown Flush Window Suite

Sapa has launched its new Crown Flush Window Suite. With a variety of frame, vent, mullion and transom options for the creation of multiple window styles, the Crown Window Suite now offers even greater design flexibility. With a consistent

unbroken external appearance, the flexibility of Sapa’s new aluminium flush window will suit a wide range of residential applications –from classic cottage aesthetics to modern, sleek designs. Sapa has developed the Crown Flush Suite to address a range of customer preferences and provide solutions without compromise.

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